Torrential Rains Kyushu Japan | 2012

Troops airlift supplies to Kyushu as floods and landslides cause 400,000 evacuate southern island
Torrential Rains Kyushu Japan

Landslide takes out hillside town near Aso, Kumamoto prefecture.

“We have not experienced anything like this before.*”A bank of the Yabegawa river that collapsed in Yanagawa, Fukuoka prefecture, Kyodo added to the catastrophic events in Southwestern Japan as 400,000 people were  ordered to evacuate their homes. The record breaking torrential rains of mid-July caused massive flooding and landslides that killed dozens.For a world view of global warming, visit the CatMap Climate Map


** Quote from the Japan Meteorological Agency

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